The overriding culture in public services is "to avoid failure at all costs rather than chasing the next big idea". Andrew Laird argues this must change and looks to the likes of Dyson and the traditional design and manufacturing sector for inspiration.
The first of the coalition parties has published its manifesto. Whilst it trumpeted the successes achieved during this government’s term, it fell short of detailed plans for social ventures should they hold on to power.
As 2015 kicks off, the UK's internationally renowned National Health Service has made it into the headlines again as it faces renewed pressures and challenges. Andrew Laird argues that staff-led mutual models could be the answer.
Threadneedle Investments today announced that Warwickshire County Council will invest £40 million into its Social Bond Fund. The fund's progress could be key to helping a mainstream culture of social investment emerge in the UK.